Category: Gwinnett


  GWINNETT COUNTY—The Moonbeam Capital Investments Group of Companies and the Urban Redevelopment Agency(URA) of Gwinnett County has announced the URA’s $23 million purchase of 39 acres at Gwinnett Place Mall.   Officials said the property, which is easily accessible from I-85 and centrally located within the county, will help amplify future expansion and planning […]


Story updated March 24, 2021 to include statement released by Tax Commissioner Tiffany Porter. Gwinnett County Tax Commissioner Tiffany Porter has come under fire for her proposal to charge higher fees for providing billing and collection services for property taxes in 8 cities (Berkeley Lake, Dacula, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Peachtree Corners, Snellville, and Sugar Hill). […]


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– The Gwinnett Board of Commissioners has announced that the County will use more than $28.1 million in stimulus funds from the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program to launch an extension of its Project RESET eviction prevention program.   The previous version of the program offered up to 6 months of assistance, whereas this extension […]


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– Tax Commissioner Tiffany P. Porter is remining Gwinnett County homeowners that the deadline to apply for a homestead exemption for 2021 is April 1.   “Everyone who owns and occupies a home in Gwinnett County is very likely eligible for some type of homestead exemption,” Porter said. “It’s the best way to reduce […]


The Gwinnett County District Attorney’s Office is targeting those responsible for creating and distributing illegal opioids throughout Gwinnett County.   “Through targeted prosecution of manufacturers and distributors of illegal opioids, our office is sending a clear message to the community that we value the lives of every Gwinnett County resident and will not tolerate those […]


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– In her first State of the County address, Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson on Wednesday (March 3) lauded the county’s pursuit of excellence called the “Gwinnett Standard.” Hendrickson made history in Nov. 3, 2020 as the first African American elected to serve as chairwoman of Gwinnett County’s Board of Commissioners. “You may […]


LAWRENCEVILLE, GA– The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners on March 2  unanimously approved a resolution asking the county’s delegation to the General Assembly to adjust the salary of the commission chair to match that of sheriffs of large jurisdictions.   The measure would change the chair’s salary from $74,266 to $136,011, the base salary of […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 26, 2021

  Get a behind-the-scenes look at their County government   Applications are now open for Gwinnett Community Outreach’s signature programs, and those interested in a behind-the-scenes look at their local government are invited to apply. Last fall, 25 participants graduated from the Gwinnett 101 Citizens Academy’s 11th cohort, the only cohort in 2020 due to […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 25, 2021

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – In the face of a surging number of cases of COVID-19, Gwinnett County is requiring face masks or face coverings for all visitors and employees while inside county buildings and facilities effective Tuesday, Jan. 26. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, Gwinnett leads the state in total number of cases […]

On Common Ground NewsJanuary 21, 2021

The Gwinnett County Department of Community Services has combined its Gwinnett L.I.F.E., Gwinnett Extend and OneSTOP program guides into one publication called InGwinnett to make it easier for residents to learn about programs, events and experiences in our community. Published twice times a year, InGwinnett features information about six months’ worth of Community Services’ aquatic […]

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